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|Value||Meaning||Start Date||End Date|
|Permissible Values||1||Emergency presentation|
|2||Return visit, planned|
|4||Patient in transit|
|5||Dead on arrival|
Guide for use:
CODE 1 Emergency presentation
This code includes attendance at the emergency department for an actual or suspected condition which is sufficiently serious to require acute unscheduled care.
CODE 2 Return visit, planned
This code includes a planned return to the emergency department as a result of a previous emergency department presentation (Code 1) or return visit (Code 2). The return visit may be for planned follow-up treatment, as a consequence of test results becoming available indicating the need for further treatment, or as a result of a care plan initiated at discharge.
Exclusion: Where a visit follows general advice to return if feeling unwell, this should not be recorded as a planned visit.
CODE 3 Pre-arranged admission
This code includes presentation by a patient at the emergency department for either clerical, nursing or medical processes to be undertaken, and admission has been pre-arranged by the referring medical officer and a bed allocated.
CODE 4 Patient in transit
This code includes where the emergency department is responsible for care and treatment of a patient awaiting transport to another facility.
CODE 5 Dead on arrival
This code includes where a patient is dead on arrival and an emergency department clinician certifies the death of the patient.
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